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Jane Pauley

August 2021

Jane Pauley is anchor of the award-winning CBS SUNDAY MORNING, a role she began in September 2016.

Pauley is the recipient of multiple Emmys, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding achievement and the Gracie Allen Award from the Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television. Pauley is a member of the Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame.

Pauley joined CBS SUNDAY MORNING in 2014 as a contributor and substitute anchor.

Highlights of Pauley’s work at CBS SUNDAY MORNING include the first television interview with Hillary Rodham Clinton following her loss in the 2016 election; an interview with the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg; a fast motorcycle ride with rock star John Mellencamp; the only TV interview with David Letterman about his retirement from late night television; and a joint interview with then Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff.

Before joining CBS News, Pauley was a familiar face on morning, daytime and primetime television. She began her network television career in 1976 as a co-host of NBC’s “Today” show. She spent 13 years on the morning broadcast, and a decade as the anchor of “Dateline NBC,” starting in 1992. She was the host of the syndicated daytime series “The Jane Pauley Show” in 2004.

Pauley has written two New York Times bestsellers: a memoir, Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue (Ballantine Books, 2004), and Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life (Simon & Schuster, 2014), based on her award-winning series on “Today” about people 50+ starting different careers, learning new skills, making a difference or pursuing their dreams.

A longtime advocate for children’s health and education, Pauley is also a highly regarded spokesperson for mental health.

She and her husband, “Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau, are the parents of three grown children.